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Scottish MPs lay down gauntlet over UK nuclear fleet

The Scottish National Party, which could play a key role in British politics following elections in May, called on the main political parties to scrap Britain`s nuclear deterrent on Tuesday.

Plan to protect Earth from rogue asteroids with nuclear weapons
Plan to protect Earth from rogue asteroids with nuclear weapons

Scientists have warned that the threat of an asteroid impact is far greater than previously thought. In order to counter the threat, plans are being mapped out to protect Earth from rogue asteroids with nuclear weapons.

Pakistan to have 200 nuclear weapons by 2020: US think tank
Pakistan to have 200 nuclear weapons by 2020: US think tank

 Pakistan has the fastest growing nuclear weapons programme in the world and by 2020 it could have enough fissile material to produce more than 200 nuclear devices, a top American think tank has said.

US commanders fired in nuclear base scandal

US Air Force fired 9 nuclear commanders and will discipline junior officers at a nuclear missile base in response to an exam-cheating scandal that spanned a far longer period than originally reported.

34 US Air Force officers in cheating scandal

US Air Force says 34 missile launch officers have been implicated in cheating scandal and 3 in drug probe, the latest missteps by those who maintain and operate the nation`s 450 nuclear missiles.

US nuclear missiles are a force in much distress

The hundreds of nuclear missiles that have stood war-ready for decades in underground silos along remote stretches of America, silent and unseen, packed with almost unimaginable destructive power, are a force in distress.

Diplomats in North Korea staying put amid tensions

Foreign diplomats in North Korea appeared to be staying put Saturday, ignoring a warning by Pyongyang that they should consider evacuating their missions amid soaring nuclear tensions.

‘27 percent uranium enrichment at Iranian site’

The diplomats said the find did not necessarily mean that Iran was covertly raising its enrichment threshold toward weapons-grade level.

Russia test-fires two new nuclear missiles

The missiles carry dummies rather than nuclear warheads as Russia is a signatory of the Comprehensive-Test-Ban Treaty.

Iran dares Israel to attack

Iranian military officers have
talked up their country`s ability to counter-attack if strikes
are launched.

N-capable Prithvi, Dhanush missiles successfully test-fired

Two nuclear capable missiles - Dhanush and Prithvi II - were successfully test-fired in Orissa.

Russia to work on new nuclear missiles: Medvedev

Russia will work on a new generation of nuclear missiles to ensure its nuclear deterrent remains effective, President Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday.

Pak enhancing its nuke weapons capabilities

A new report has revealed that Pak is readying new nuclear facilities and weapons to go with it.